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bein.harim.tours. Hexagon Pool (Meshushim) in the Yehudiya Nature Reserve situated at th

Hexagon Pool (Meshushim) in the Yehudiya Nature Reserve situated at the bottom of a gorge in the Golan Heights, walled in with hexagonal basalt rocks. Photo courtesy of Oksana Mats #meshushim #yehudianaturereserve #israelinature #naturereservesinisrael #israel #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. The Rosh HaNikra grottoes in Israel are cavernous tunnels formed by se

The Rosh HaNikra grottoes in Israel are cavernous tunnels formed by sea action on the soft chalk rock. The total length is some 200 meters. They branch off in various directions with some interconnecting segments. Source: Wikipedia Photo courtesy of נורה וורם #RoshHaNikragrottoes #roshhanikra #cavesinisrael #israel #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. The Church of Bethphage, meaning \"house of the early figs\", is located

The Church of Bethphage, meaning "house of the early figs", is located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. It contains a stone traditionally identified as the one which Jesus used to mount the donkey at the start of his procession into Jerusalem. The modern church, built in 1883, rests on the foundations of a 12th-century crusader chapel which in its turn was built on the foundations of a 4th-century Byzantine shrine commemorating the meeting between Lazarus' sister Martha and Jesus, after Lazarus had died. In 1867, during construction of a Franciscan monastery on the grounds, a stone was discovered. Now called the Stele of Bethphage, this stone was an integral part of the 12th century crusader chapel. Today, as in the 12th century, pilgrims hold a Palm Sunday procession which begins at the Bethphage Church. Source: Wikipedia #PalmSundayprocession #BethphageChurch #jerusalem #christiantoursinisrael #beinharimtours #israel

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bein.harim.tours. We are super organised at our daily meeting point!

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bein.harim.tours. Blossoming trees in Israel are magnificent! This one is called Bauhini

Blossoming trees in Israel are magnificent! This one is called Bauhinia Purpurea (Purple Orchid Tree). The genus was named after the Bauhin brothers Gaspard and Johann, Swiss-French botanists. Photo courtesy of Dmitry Mishin #bauhinia #treesinisrael #israeliflora #israel #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. Kfar Shmaryahu is an archaeological site with more than a hundred anci

Kfar Shmaryahu is an archaeological site with more than a hundred ancient burial caves. Most probably, the cemetery was used by the Samaritan population of the adjacent Apollonia during the Roman and Byzantine periods (4th–6th centuries CE) Photo credit: Dmitry Mishin #KfarShmaryahucaves #samaritancemetery #apollonia #archeologyinisrael #israeliexcavations #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. The Great Isaiah Scroll is one of the original seven Dead Sea Scrolls

The Great Isaiah Scroll is one of the original seven Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumran in 1947. It is the largest (734 cm) and best preserved of all the biblical scrolls, and the only one that is almost complete. The 54 columns contain all 66 chapters of the Hebrew version of the biblical Book of Isaiah. Dating from ca. 125 BCE, it is also one of the oldest of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some one thousand years older than the oldest manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible known to us before the scrolls' discovery. The Qumran Scrolls are exhibited at the Shrine of the Book Complex in the Israel Museum (Jerusalem). Source: Wikipedia, http://dss.collections.imj.org.il #theGreatIsaiahScroll #IsraelMuseum #Qumran #Shrineofthebook #jerusalem #beinharimtours #qumranscrolls #deadseascrolls #deadseamanuscripts

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bein.harim.tours. There are 2 theories regarding the origin of the name of Latrun Abbey.

There are 2 theories regarding the origin of the name of Latrun Abbey. One is that it is a corruption of the French, Le toron des chevaliers (The Castle of the Knights), named by the Crusaders. The other is that it is from the Latin, Domus boni Latronis (The House of the Good Thief), a name given by 14th century Christian pilgrims after the penitent thief who was crucified by the Romans alongside Jesus. Visitors arrive at the Monastery of Silent Monks in Latrun not only for peaceful contemplation but also the chance to buy excellent self-produced wines, olive oil and honey. French Trappist monks founded the site in 1890. They left during WWI but returned in 1926 to build the complex that we see today. Source: Wikipedia Photo credit: Dmitry Mishin #latrun #trappistmonastery #silentmonks #israel #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. Tel Aviv is 110 years old now. The city was founded in 1909 by the Yis

Tel Aviv is 110 years old now. The city was founded in 1909 by the Yishuv (Jewish residents) as a modern housing estate on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa, then part of the Jerusalem province of Ottoman Syria. It was at first called 'Ahuzat Bayit' (lit. "building houses", the name of the association which established the neighbourhood), a name changed the following year to 'Tel Aviv'. Its name means "Ancient Hill of Spring". Tel Aviv and Jaffa were later merged into a single municipality in 1950, two years after the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which was proclaimed in the city. Source: Wikipedia Image © Shutterstock #happybirthdaytelaviv #telaviv #israel #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. The Ancient Galilee Boat, also known as the Jesus Boat, is an ancient

The Ancient Galilee Boat, also known as the Jesus Boat, is an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century AD, discovered in 1986 on the north-west shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The remains of the boat first appeared during a drought, when the waters of the Sea receded. Source: Wikipedia #GalileeBoat #JesusBoat #ginosar #israeliarcheology #israel #seaofgalilee #kinneret #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. Belvoir Fortress, also called in Hebrew \"Star of the Jordan\", is a Cru

Belvoir Fortress, also called in Hebrew "Star of the Jordan", is a Crusader fortress in northern Israel, on a hill 20 kilometres south of the Sea of Galilee. Gilbert of Assailly, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller, began construction of the castle in 1168. The restored fortress is located in Belvoir National Park. It is the best-preserved Crusader fortress in Israel. Source: Wikipedia #BelvoirFortress #castlesinIsrael #crusaders #beinharimtours #BelvoirNationalPark

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bein.harim.tours. Mount Zion is a hill in Jerusalem just outside the walls of the Old Ci

Mount Zion is a hill in Jerusalem just outside the walls of the Old City. The term Mount Zion has been used in the Hebrew Bible first for the City of David and later for the Temple Mount, but its meaning has shifted and it is now used as the name of ancient Jerusalem's Western Hill. In a wider sense, the term is also used for the entire Land of Israel. The name Mount Zion referred successively to three locations, as Jerusalemites preserved the time-honoured name, but shifted the location they venerated as the focal point of biblical Jerusalem to the site considered most appropriate in their own time. Important sites on Mount Zion are Dormition Abbey, King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper. Most historians and archeologists today do not regard "David's Tomb" there to be the actual burial place of King David. The Chamber of the Holocaust, the precursor of Yad Vashem, is also located on Mount Zion. Another place of interest is the Catholic cemetery where Oskar Schindler, a Righteous Gentile who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews in the Holocaust, is buried. Source: Wikipedia #mountzion #zion #jerusalem #beinharimtours #christiantoursinisrael

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bein.harim.tours. Safed (in Hebrew Tsfat) is the highest city in Israel. Safed has been

Safed (in Hebrew Tsfat) is the highest city in Israel. Safed has been identified with Sepph, a fortified town in the Upper Galilee mentioned in the writings of the Roman-Jewish historian Josephus. In the 12th century CE Safed was a fortified city in the Crusaders' Kingdom of Jerusalem. The Mamluk Sultan Baibars captured the city in 1266 and appointed a governor to take charge of the fortress. Since the 16th century, Safed has been considered one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias; since that time the city has remained a centre of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. Rabbi Isaac Luria introduced interest in the Kabbalah to the city in the 16th century. Due to its mild climate and scenic views, Safed has become a popular holiday resort. Photo credit: Dmitry Mishin Source: Wikipedia #safed #tsfat #galilee #israel #judaism #kabbalah #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. According to early traditions, St. Joseph's Church in Nazareth is buil

According to early traditions, St. Joseph's Church in Nazareth is built over the carpenter workshop of the Holy family. Later tradition identifies this site as the house of Joseph and the Holy family. Bein Harim guests visit this place during our Nazareth and Sea of Galilee Tour (link in the first comment) Source: www.biblewalks.com #StJosephsChurchinNazareth #christiansitesinisrael #holyland #holyfamily #christiantoursinisrael #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. The Church of Saint Anne is built over the site of a grotto believed b

The Church of Saint Anne is built over the site of a grotto believed by the Crusaders to be the childhood home of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. It is dedicated to Anna and Joachim, the parents of Saint Mary, who according to tradition lived here. Today it is a Roman Catholic church, located at the start of the Via Dolorosa, near the Lions' Gate in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The austere stone interior and extraordinary acoustics make it a fine example of medieval architecture. Source: Wikipedia #TheChurchofSaintAnne #jerusalem #biblicalsitesinisrael #christiantoursinisrael #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. The original St. Peter's Church in Capernaum, Israel, dating back to t

The original St. Peter's Church in Capernaum, Israel, dating back to the 1st century, is considered "the first church in the world" and believed it could be the place where the house of the Apostle Peter was. Archaeological excavations carried out in this place discovered the layer of residential structures, on which the first half of a first century church was built. It In the 5th century an octagonal church was built in its place. In 1990 a church of modern pilgrimage was built over the remains of the ancient temples. Source: Wikipedia #saintpeter #SaintPetersChurchinCapernaum #ApostlePeter #houseofsaintpeter #galilee #israel #beinharimtours #christiantoursinisrael

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bein.harim.tours. Early plans for an electric tramway in Jerusalem were drawn up in 1892

Early plans for an electric tramway in Jerusalem were drawn up in 1892.The tram would connect the city with Ein Karem and Bethlehem. In 1918, the British Army built a rail system linking the German Colony with the outskirts of Ramallah, traversing Jerusalem along a winding route. The railway was used by the British army, and for a few months it supplied Allenby's troops. It was dismantled shortly after the front moved northward in late 1918. Some of the city's streets may have been paved along its route. In the 1970s, when traffic congestion mounted in the city center, proposals were discussed for widening the main roads. In 1996, the government approved new plans for an integrated network relying on rapid transit, including a light rail system. Construction of the Red line began in 2002 and ended in 2010. After repeated delays due to archaeological discoveries and technical issues, service began in 2011. Currently, the Red Line is the only one in operation, the first of several light rail lines planned in Jerusalem. Source: Wikipedia Photo credit: Dmitry Mishin #jerusalemtram #jerusalemlightrail #jerusalem #israel #israelitransport #beinharimtours

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bein.harim.tours. SUNSET

Restlessly circling in the fierce heat, 
soon the sunset with

SUNSET Restlessly circling in the fierce heat, soon the sunset with its burning castles will lie down before me. It is not a pretext this time for classifying colors, or for locating it in the mythology of this or that nation, or for playing the game of yearnings people used to play, or even for the naming of a young poet's first book. This is the nakedest of farewells made in the midst of small talk without a wine-drop in the glass. This is a romanticism hermetic and touched by fire, sorrow delivered like a final pistol-shot while fleeting words are exchanged on things that hardly matter "Sunset possibilities and other poems" by Gabriel Preil Photo credit: Dmitry Mishin #telavivsunset #sunsetisrael #gabrielpreil #jewishpoetryseries #jewishpoetry #beinharimtours #israel #telaviv

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